is it true that all Suffolk solicitor practices on the RBS conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the RBS approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be overseen by the CLC.
We had appointed conveyancers based in Suffolk on the Lloyds solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me an additional amount for dealing with the Lloyds mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Lloyds?
As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your lawyer may levy a fee for this. The charge is not set by Lloyds but by your Suffolk solicitor. Numerous firms on the Lloyds panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Suffolk off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Coventry BS. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Coventry BS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel.
What does a local search inform me regarding the house I am buying in Suffolk?
Suffolk conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example PSG The local search is essential in every Suffolk conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Suffolk I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 61 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Suffolk suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a home loan that many years will likely be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this.
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My mum and dad cant seem to find their Suffolk property on the HMLR website. They have a vague memory sixty years ago when they bought the bungalow there were complications concerning Suffolk not being identified on some systems.
Nearly all premises in Suffolk should appear. Have you attempted a search with simply the postcode. Ordinarily it should disclose all the residences inside that postcode. Assuming the property is registered it will be there with a title number. Where they bought 50 years ago it's conceivable it may be unrecorded. The property could still be revealed but with the title number identified as 'na'. In this scenario you will need to locate the original title papers which might be with your parent’s mortgage company.